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PM Update: Seasonably chilly tonight ahead of a breezy Wednesday

A sun pillar over National Harbor this morning. (Carol Jean Stalun/Flickr)
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Temperatures today were near 40. This is a few degrees below normal; not particularly notable, but as we enter the coldest time of the year, being colder than average can deliver an extra bite. Along with the chilly temperatures, we had wind gusts near and above 30 mph. That meant wind chills were stuck in the 20s most of the day.

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Through tonight: It should be mainly clear once we lose any clouds of the day. Some additional high cloudiness may float by late. Lows will dip to the 20s in most spots; maybe 30 downtown. Winds will come from the south around 5 to 10 mph amid some higher gusts.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): Skies will likely be partly cloudy, and temperatures will be warmer than recent days. Highs should range from the mid-40s to near 50. Winds will blow out of the southwest around 10 mph, with gusts to near 20 mph.

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Cold days of winter: Jan. 18 through 22 is the coldest stretch of the year, per daily averages. The daily average temperature for Washington is now 37 degrees. We’ve already been at our coldest high temperatures of the year since Jan. 14, with an average high of 44.4 degrees beginning then and ending tomorrow. Low temperature averages bottom out from the 21st to the 26th, at 29.5 degrees.

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